A near-death experience (NDE) is a profound psychological event that can occur when a person is on the brink of death or otherwise experiences a traumatic event. During an NDE, a person may experience a range of sensations, such as a feeling of detachment from the body, a sense of peace or euphoria, or a perception of moving through a tunnel or toward a light.
Some people report encountering deceased loved ones or spiritual beings during an NDE, and some describe a life review or a sense of being shown a panoramic view of their life. Others report a feeling of being pulled back to their physical body, often accompanied by a reluctance to return.
NDEs are not fully understood by scientists and researchers, and there is ongoing debate about the nature of the experience and its possible explanations. Some theories suggest that NDEs may be caused by changes in brain chemistry or activity during a traumatic event, while others propose a more mystical or spiritual explanation. Regardless of the cause, NDEs can have a profound impact on those who experience them and often lead to significant changes in their beliefs and attitudes toward life and death.